2015 Summer Teacher Institute
featuring Western Region National Parks
August 11-13, 2015
Environmental Literacy Learning in “America’s Best Idea”: U.S. National Parks
Over 5,700 students learn real‐world science in regional national parks. Students
collect authentic data in areas such as water chemistry quality, biological indicator
species, runoff and sediment in the water, invasive plant species, and pollution to
lead them to become environmentally literate citizens.
Hands On Teacher Training . . .
Outdoor activities, easily implemented classroom activities, free teaching resources and curriculum, and field science await our partnering teachers
- Secondary (grades 6‐12) science and math teachers in the greater D.C. metropolitan area (MD/DC/VA).
- August 11-13, 2015 at different national parks; 9:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm
- Maryland teachers may earn 1 MSDE credits upon completion
- stipend earned upon completion of institute, assignments, project, and
participation in a BTW field study by December 1, 2015 (stipends issued
Your students . . .
- Perform field science in national parks for free (no charge for program;
transportation not included)
- Share their research online with other students
- Experience natural and cultural treasures in their area
- Prepare themselves with pre‐activities and follow through with post‐activities
08/11/2015 - 08/13/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm